Newspoll Oct 22-25

Primary Vote

Election Sep 7 2013 6/9 Aug 2015 20/23 Aug 2015 3/6 Sep 2015 17/20 Sep 2015 8/11 Oct 2015 22/25 Oct 2015
Coalition 45.6% 39% 38% 39% 44% 43% 45%
Labor 33.3% 39% 39% 39% 35% 35% 35%
Greens 8.7% 13% 13% 12% 11% 12% 11%
Others 12.4% 9% 10% 10% 10% 10% 9%

6 per cent ‘uncommitted’ excluded

If a federal election for the House of Representatives was held today, which one of the following would you vote for? If ‘uncommitted’, to which one of these do you have a leaning?

Two party preferred

Election Sep 7 2013 6/9 Aug 2015 20/23 Aug 2015 3/6 Sep 2015 17/20 Sep 2015 8/11 Oct 2015 22/25 Oct 2015
Coalition 53.5% 46% 46% 46% 51% 50% 52%
Labor 46.5% 54% 54% 54% 49% 50% 48%

Based on preference flow at September 2013 federal election

Abbott/ Turnbull’s Performance

6/9 Aug 2015 20/23 Aug 2015 3/6 Sep 2015 17/20* Sep 2015 8/11 Oct 2015 22/25 Oct 2015
Satisfied 33% 30% 30% 42% 50% 58%
Dissatisfied 61% 63% 63% 24% 25% 23%
Uncommitted 6% 7% 7% 34% 25% 19%

Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way Malcolm Turnbull is doing his job as Prime Minister?

* Prior to 17-20 September question referred to Tony Abbott

Shorten’s Performance

6/9 Aug 2015 20/23 Aug 2015 3/6 Sep 2015 17/20 Sep 2015 8/11 Oct 2015 22/25 Oct 2015
Satisfied 29% 34% 30% 29% 28% 26%
Dissatisfied 57% 52% 58% 54% 53% 58%
Uncommitted 14% 14% 12% 17% 19% 16%

Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way Bill Shorten is doing his job as Leader of the Opposition?

Better Prime Minister

6/9 Aug 2015 20/23 Aug 2015 3/6 Sep 2015 17/20 Sep 2015* 8/11 Oct 2015* 22/25 Oct 2015*
Abbott/ Turnbull 38% 35% 37% 55% 57% 63%
Shorten 38% 40% 41% 21% 19% 17%
Uncommitted 24% 25% 22% 24% 24% 20%

Who do you think would make the better Prime Minister?

* Prior to 17-20 September question referred to Tony Abbott

These surveys were conducted in all states of Australia and in both city and country areas. The data has been weighted to reflect the population distribution. The latest survey is based on 1,606 interviews among voters. The maximum sampling error is plus or minus 3 percentage points. Copyright at all times remains with Newspoll.


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